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Atlantic High : a Celebration

By: BUCKLEY, William F., Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Nortwalk, CT, Easton Press: 1987

Edition: Easton Press Edition of

Seller ID: 043778

Condition: Fine


Atlantic High is ostensibly the tale of Buckley's 1980 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, a recond of Buckley's meditations on the pleasures of sailing and the importance of good company. xvi, 261 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; fixed silk page marker; blue silk moire endpapers. 25 cm. Text bloc is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square. Light stains to the top edge of the moire silk endpapers not affecting any other parts of th... View more info

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Edward Elgar, the Record of a Friendship

By: BURLEY, Rosa and CARRUTHERS, Frank C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21095

ISBN: 0214654109

Condition: Near Fine


Biography of Edward Elgar by his long-time friend, Rosa Burley. 211pp, two photo illustrations, illustrated endpapers. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Ink name to lower margin of front endpaper. Dustjacket has only very minor edge wear to top. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 420g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise... View more info

Mexican Cavalcade

By: CAMPBELL, H. Murray

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Mexico, Editorial Cultura: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11180

Condition: VG+


Autobiography of a prominent British businessman who lived and worked in Mexico from 1908-1952. Covers Mexican history through this fascinating period of its history. English text. 324pp. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Blue cloth boards are very clean and bright . Lower corner of front board is bumped. Dustjacket, in brodart, is very clean and bright with a little edge wear and some fading to the spine. View more info

The Lives of the Chief Justices of England. From the Norman Conquest till the Death of Lord Tenterden ; 4 Volume Set

By: CAMPBELL, John Lord

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1874

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 049010

Condition: VG+


Set of four volumes in leather. Gilt crests of Trinity College, Cambridge to both boards of all volumes. Five raised bands to the spine with decorations to each panel. OCLC Number: 2531899. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Presentation label from Trinity College, Cambridge to the front endpaper of Volume 1, as a First Prize in aspects of Law. Private bookplates to the front pde of Vols 2, 3 & 4. All bindings are sound. Leather shows minor wear in a few places. Enquire f... View more info

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Pull up a Chair: Memories of Old-timers from Armstrong Spallumcheen, British Columbia

By: CAMPBELL, Shirley

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Trafford Publishing: 2004

Edition: 5th Printing

Inscription: Dedicated Author's Inscription

Seller ID: 049519

ISBN: 1412024668

Condition: About 'As New'


Poignant memories of seven old-timers from Armstrong Spallumcheen, in British Columbia's Okanagan region. Dedicated inscription and signature of the author to piii. viii, 365 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm. A very bright, clean copy, unmarked, Tight, square binding, no spine creases. About 'as new'. Weight, 505g. View more info

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The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance

By: CAPRA, Fritjof

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2007

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 040167

ISBN: 0385513909

Condition: As New


'Bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo's artistic approach to scientific knowledge and his organic and ecological worldview' [Goodreads]. xx + 329 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index. An 'as new' copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket - bright, fresh, unmarked. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 715g unpacked. Canadian domestic posta... View more info

Carlyle's Oliver Cromwell, with a Selection from His Letters and Speeches

By: CARLYLE, Thomas

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 21287

Condition: Very Good


An abridged edition edited by Edgar Sanderson. 382pp, frontis portrait. Interior is clean, binding is sound. Very minor wear only to red cloth. Gilt titles and considerable decoration to spine. A little fading to parts of cloth. Solid, sound copy. Weight, 350g. View more info

Foreign Devils Had Light Eyes: A Memoir of Shanghai, 1933-1939

By: CARNEY, Dora Sanders

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Virgo Press: 1981

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 18637

ISBN: 0888930240

Condition: About 'As New'


An account of the author's 7 years living, marrying and raising a family in the Shanghai of the International Settlement of the 1930s. Afterword by the author's daughter, Pat Carney, MP & now Senator. 256pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy with a tight, square binding. About 'as new'. Weight, 470g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic posta... View more info

Daniel O'Connell: Likeness from the latest Portrait from Life.

By: CARRICK, T.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Johnson & Miles: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20451

Condition: About Fine


Engraving of the great Irish patriot and political leader, Daniel O'Connell [1775-1847]. Taken from the 'Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women with Biographies, by E. A. Duyckinck, New York, 1874'. Mint copy, with biography. Black & White. No foxing, generous margins. Weight, 30g. View more info

The Tomb of Tutankhamen

By: CARTER, Howard

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1972

Edition: First Dutton Printing of 1954 Original

Seller ID: 046220

ISBN: 0525220801

Condition: Fine


A shortened version of the 3-v. work entitled: 'The tomb of Tut-ankh-Amen', originally published 1923-33. Includes bibliographical references. 236 pages : 17 color plates and 65 monochrome illustrations and 2 appendices ; 26 cm. Book is virtually 'as new' - bright, fresh and unmarked. Price-clipped dustjacket is bright and clean with only minor wear. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our act... View more info

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Anti-Tank: The Story of a Desert Gunner in the Second World War

By: CARTER, Mark

Price: $19.00

Publisher: UK, Pen and Sword: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28903

ISBN: 1848848110

Condition: As New


This is a vivid and perceptive insight into the horrors of war as experienced by British soldiers of the Royal Artillery in the Desert War in 19412. The author, who fought in the campaign, brings to life the true nature of the fighting as British gunners struggled to defend their comrades from the armored power of the Axis forces under Erwin Rommel. 165 pages : photo illustrations ; 24 cm. An absolutely 'as new' copy - bright, fresh, unmarked. Unpacked weight, 534g. We s... View more info

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Anthony Blunt: His Lives

By: CARTER, Miranda

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: First American Edition/Printing

Seller ID: 540

ISBN: 0374105316

Condition: About 'As New'


Biography of British Spy, Traitor, Art Historian and Homosexual. xviii, 590 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.An almost 'as new' colpy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, uncl;ipped dustjacket. Only noted defect - a previous owner's bookplate to the ffep. Thick heavy book weighing 1.018kg. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian dome... View more info

I Like British Columbia

By: CASH, Gwen

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Presentation Copy from the Author

Seller ID: 22261

Condition: About Very Good


The author, a one-time Vancouver newspaperwoman, reminisces on British Columbia. Large, bold presentation inscrption to ffep, in the hand of the author, made out to Victomtesse de la Jarrie. 192pp, illustrated by J. M. Donald. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked. Minor wear to blue cloth boards. Sound binding. Weight, 510g. We ship Worldwide using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian ... View more info

Excuse us! Herr Schicklgruber : a memoir of an officer who commanded an infantry company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles (Canadian Army) in Normandy

By: CHADDERTON, H. Clifford

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ottawa, War Amputations of Canada: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1589

ISBN: 0973512024

Condition: Near Fine


Memoir of a Canadian soldier in WWII and some of his comrades. vii, 184, 3 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm. Laid-in are three pages of Press Information. On the verso of the front wrapper is pasted a small label with a note from the author. The signatue on this label appears to be printed, NOT holographic. Clean, unmarked copy with a tight, square binding, no spine creases. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal cha... View more info

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Mao: The Unknown Story

By: CHANG, Jung; HALLIDAY, Jon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2005

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 22306

ISBN: 0224071262

Condition: As New


It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intimate and intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed Japanese occupation of much of China; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way". Short-listed for British Book Awards: History Book of the Year 2006. 814 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. An 'a... View more info

Where the Lardeau River Flows

By: CHAPMAN, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Victoria, Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Provincial Secretary and Govt. Services, Provincial Archives: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23876

ISBN: 0771882483

Condition: Near Fine


Sound Heritage Series Number 32. Local history of the Lardeau-Duncan sub-region of the West Kootenays of British Columbia. 84pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy. Unmarked. Tight binding, no spine creases or wear. Unpacked weight, 280g. Ships within North America, in card sleeve, for $4.50-$6.50 depending on location. Overseas - shipping at cost. Image available. View more info

Count Von Moltke

By: CHAPPEL, Alonzo

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Johnson, Wilson & Co.: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20456

Condition: About Fine


Engraving of the great Prussian General and Strategist, Count Helmuth Karl Bernhard Von Moltke [1800-1891]. Taken from the 'Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women with Biographies, by E. A. Duyckinck, New York, 1874'. Near Fine copy, with biography. Black & White. No foxing, generous margins. Weight, 20g. View more info

Henry VII

By: CHRIMES, S. B.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: USA, University of California Press: 1992

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 21861

ISBN: 0520022661

Condition: Fine


Biography of the first Tudor monarch in England, Henry VII [1457-1509]. xv, 373pp, illustrated, index. Very attractive copy - bright, clean and still fresh. Unmarked. No wear to the cloth. Unpacked weight, 828g We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per... View more info

Gopher Gold: A Collection of Short Stories

By: CHRISTENSON, B. &. B.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Vanguard, Sask, B & B Christenson: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Authors Signed Copy

Seller ID: 2251

ISBN: 0968751504

Condition: As New


Stories and anecdotes of pioneer farm life in southern Saskatchewan. Signed by the authors on the title page. 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. Bright, fresh, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs.380 g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rat... View more info

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Battle Ready

By: CLANCY, Tom; ZINNI, Tony; KOLTZ, Tony

Price: $99.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Putnam Publishing Group, The: 2004

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 20837

ISBN: 0399151761

Condition: As New


Life and carreer of Marine General Tony Zinni, blended with recent American Military history, insights into leadership etc. 450pp. Mint copy, 'as new'. Weight, 760g. View more info